Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had his back and claimed he’s not the reason for Manchester United’s struggles and giving him high praise as the team’s best player:
“He has been the best player at the club since when? Seven or eight years consistently. I don’t think we should discredit him and suddenly say he is a bad goalkeeper. He has saved us so many times. It happens to strikers, it happens to midfielders and now it is happening to him. He has to learn from it. We are here to support him and he is strong. He had a bad time at the start of his United career as I remember and he was just a kid then but came through it. He did what he had to do then, turned it around, won trophies and became the best player at the club and he is a leader in the dressing room. Now it is up to us as a team to help him and trust his abilities,” Solskjaer claimed earlier in the week.
However, with Manchester United reportedly interested in making a record-breaking move for Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, it looks like Paris Saint-Germain may offer De Gea a way out of Old Trafford, but there’s a condition for that to happen:
According to AS, the only way French champions make a run at the Spaniard is if Gianluigi Buffon finally decides to retire. The 41-year-old has thrived at France, and the team has no intention whatsoever of finding him a replacement beforehand.
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De Gea is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world, so he’s definitely going to get out of this recent slump, so perhaps United would be wise to just hold on to him for the long-run.